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Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

28-02-2019

The opposition-run Directorate of Civil Affairs in Syria announced the inception of the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria. The new center will keep record of and provide personal data on the Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a fragile legal and humanitarian status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones. Palestinians from Syria in Egypt have been denied the right

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

28-02-2019

The European Union Representative, Ralph Tarraf, and Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed, at UNRWA headquarters in occupied Jerusalem, the EU-UNRWA contribution agreement in

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship. Hamza and other students exited Yarmouk Camp in May 2013 on way to Alliance and Sai’d AlAas colleges to sit for exams. He

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have slammed the apathy maintained by the international community, the United Nations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over their unending cries for help. The refugees said that

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

27-02-2019

The families of jailed Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to the United Nations and the concerned international bodies to urge the Syrian government to release all detainees and disclose their mysterious conditions and whereabouts

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Yaseen has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the sixth consecutive year. A resident of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia, Ibrahim has been jailed since July 25, 2013. AGPS documented

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

26-02-2019

15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in AlMuzeireeb area in Daraa have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons. AlMuzeireeb town, south of Daraa, is home to nearly 8,500 Palestinian refugees along with dozens of families

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

26-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

26-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

26-02-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

25-02-2019

15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in AlMuzeireeb area in Daraa have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons. AlMuzeireeb town, south of Daraa, is home to nearly 8,500 Palestinian refugees along with dozens of families

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

25-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

25-02-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

25-02-2019

At least 30 persons from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, were trapped in an ambush set by the Syrian government forces, on their way to opposition-held zones in northern Syria. They were detained in cooperation with smugglers

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

25-02-2019

30-year-old Palestinian refugee Muhammed Mahmoud Muhammed has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the detainee was kidnapped from his workplace in Dumar area, in western Damascus. An ex-prisoner who was

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugees stranded in Indonesia launched calls for a peaceful vigil to urge the concerned authorities to meet their demands and grant them their rights to education, work, free movement, and safe shelter. According to the Palestinians of Iraq website

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

25-02-2019

The Charity Commission for the Relief of the Palestine People in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent have provided free medical checks and therapy to displaced Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. The six-day move makes part of the 9th Medical

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

24-02-2019

Families of slain Palestinians and prisoners continue to voice their deep anger over Israel’s decision to slash their revenues from tax funds allotted for the Palestinian Authority (PA). A Palestinian refugee taking shelter in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

24-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born in 1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has gone missing for the fourth year running after he was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq, on January

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

24-02-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 23 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agreement was signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

24-02-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 50 BIM cards worth 100 Turkish Liras each to families of orphans and needy children with three members or less. Families comprising four members or more received 150 Turkish Lira. Khayra Ummah pledged to keep up

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

23-02-2019

Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Thursday paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp and inspected works to repair AlShuhadaa Cemetery and remove rubble from residential alleyways. PLO representative in Syria Tawfiq AlTirawi, also member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

23-02-2019

In a meeting held in Damascus, representatives of the Coalition of Palestinian Factions briefed different parties about the recent Moscow talks and underway contacts with Damascus governor, PLO departments, and UNRWA to rehabilitate the camp and smooth civilians’ return to

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fourth year running. Walid, a father of three children, was kidnapped on November 26, 2015 on his way to Damascus to receive treatment

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

23-02-2019

Educational courses and a psychological support program have been staged by Aidoun group in Jaramana Camp, AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, and Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq. Courses in handicrafts and sewing along with psychosocial support activities aiming at strengthening self-esteem and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Assem Husam AlDeen Taleb was honored as the champion of the Swedish Open Karate Championship, staged on Saturday, February 19. On December 23, 2016, Assem won the top prize at a Karate championship in Sweden and

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

22-02-2019

UNRWA’s newly-appointed director, Amanya Michael Ebye, said that after eight years of conflict, “Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.” “I look forward to ensuring that UNRWA continues to provide

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

22-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

22-02-2019

A conference titled “Until the Last Child and Woman Are Released from Syrian Prisons” was held by Le Movement De La Conscience (Conscience Movement) in Istanbul. Human rights activists and parliamentarians from about 55 countries were in attendance. Speakers at

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

22-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Jamal Waleed AlSayed, born in 1970, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for the fourth year running. Jamal was kidnapped by Syrian government forces from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2019

Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian factions, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing their safe access to their homes in

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

21-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 51 Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, since the outbreak of the Syrian war. The list includes 17 refugees who were fatally gunned down, 13 who died in blasts, 10 who died under

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

21-02-2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony at the UNRWA Haifa School in Beirut to mark the end of an eight

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

21-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Shaqra, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Amer was arrested on December 12, 2012 at Khan Eshieh checkpoint while carrying a small money box

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

20-02-2019

728 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces in war-torn Syria. The list includes 276 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government. Palestinians aged 18

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

20-02-2019

A committee to follow up on the conditions of displaced Palestinian refugees in AlMuhammadiya Camp, north of Syria, has been formed by Palestinian activists. The committee said in its founding statement that it has seen the day as a result

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

20-02-2019

A vigil was staged on February 19 by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo outside of UNRWA’s office in AlNeirab, protesting the UN Agency’s decision to hand over aids only to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

20-02-2019

Representatives of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid a visit, on Monday, February 18, to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to keep tabs on reconstruction works. Member of the PFLP political

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

20-02-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of up to $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 31,000

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

19-02-2019

A Palestinian refugee who fled Yarmouk Camp to the Lebanese region of AlBekaa has offered to sell his one-year-old toddler via Whatsapp due to his abject living conditions. An AGPS correspondent quoted the Palestinian refugee as stating that he decided

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

19-02-2019

The network of Palestinian refugee Camps “Shamekh” embarked on an e-campaign on Facebook in an attempt to mobilize action regarding the victims of torture, detainees, and victims of enforced disappearance in war-torn Syria. The campaigners called on activists, news agencies

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

19-02-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ibrahim Ibrahim continues to appeal for information over the fate of their jailed son. Muhammad, born in 1982 in Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in February 2013 at al-Batikha checkpoint, in Yarmouk. Ever since, no

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

19-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Saudi Arabia have sounded the alarm over the mistreatment they have been subjected to as the Saudi authorities continue to prevent them of their basic rights, including the right to a visa, education, and free

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

18-02-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Maria Tamer Abu Azarah, taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, after she was deported from Yarmouk Camp with her family, succumbed to a deadly cancer on Sunday. Over recent months, Maria’s family

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

18-02-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appointed Amanya Michael Ebye, a Ugandan national, to the position of Director of UNRWA Affairs in the Syrian Arab Republic as of 15 February 2019

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

18-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Husam Maw’ed has been held in Syrian state prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Husam was kidnapped along with the Palestinian girl Salma Abdul Razaq at the al-Bashir checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

18-02-2019

Some 100 German activists rallied in Passau city, protesting a decision by the Bavarian government to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia. The rally-goers voiced their anger

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

17-02-2019

URNWA in Syria will opt for urgent measures to curtail in-kind and cash aids allotted to the Palestinians of Syria. Media sources quoted the UN agency as stating that aids will be handed over to Palestinian families worst affected by

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

17-02-2019

A vigil was staged by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, protesting UNRWA’s decision to hand over aids to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies that thousands of Palestinian families will not be included on the agency’s

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

17-02-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

17-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 100 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP – GC) as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across war-torn Syrian, mostly in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime earlier, PFLP

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

16-02-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to launch a cry for help owing to the abject situation they have been going through in the poverty-stricken area. The displaced families have appealed to UNRWA and

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

16-02-2019

Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestine refugees UNRWA has promised to work hard to ensure continuity of the agency’s services despite its fragile financial situation. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said although there was no guarantee that the donors who

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

16-02-2019

The Palestinian AlJamal family appealed, in letters sent to AGPS, to the concerned parties and activists in Syria to work on disclosing the fate of their three siblings who were kidnapped on August 29, 2013 from AlSabina checkpoint, in Rif

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

16-02-2019

The Palestine Charity Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families in Aleppo’s northern suburbs as part of its winter campaign. Over the past three months, the commission handed over meat portions to displaced Palestinian families

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

15-02-2019

Relatives of Palestinian refugees who have been forced to fight alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) affiliated with the Syrian government said the battalion continues to reject appeals to lay off Palestinians who ended their military mission. Sources close to

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

15-02-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare. All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

15-02-2019

Meanwhile, AGPS found out that 16 Palestinian refugees, among them a woman, were arrested across the Syrian territories in 2018, down from 28 refugees, including seven women, in 2017. The list of the 2018 arrestees includes six Palestinians from Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

15-02-2019

The fate of Palestinian refugee Adnan Tal’at ALoulou, born in 1962, has been shrouded in mystery in Syria’s state-run prisons. He was kidnapped at the Batikha checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, on February 13, 2013

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

15-02-2019

Lebanon Academy for Training and Development, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, announced the launch of free training courses for youths aged between 15 and 24. Palestinian refugees from Syria will reportedly benefit from the initiative. Courses in the

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

14-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over five years. Jordan also issued a

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

14-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed died under torture in Syrian prisons, where they had been held for over five months. They were kidnapped at a government-run checkpoint on March 12, 2014.

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

14-02-2019

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the mounds of trash piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

14-02-2019

AGPS documented the detention of 38 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, between March 2011 until January 2019. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total of

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

14-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have fled to Europe have been torn apart from the nourishment of home and warmth of family reunification. Most of European states have opted for closed-door policies, denying visas for Palestinians from Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

13-02-2019

317 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare, AGPS has found out. Most of those who have disappeared in the country are residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Adnan Talel Amouri, aged 24, has gone missing in Germany for the fourth month. Born on October 3, 1994, Muhammad fled Yarmouk Camp in war-torn Syria to the Netherlands, before he headed for Germany one year and

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

13-02-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined on Tuesday a vigil staged outside of the UNRWA office in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, protesting the agency’s cut of vital services. The refugees urged the agency to shell out

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to sound alarm bells over their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

13-02-2019

AGPS has launched its official Instagram account in an attempt to reach out to a larger audience and monitor the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. In seeking to give a voice to the voiceless Palestinians of Syria, AGPS

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

12-02-2019

Over 25 Palestinian refugees have been diagnosed with cancer in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq. On February 9, a 40-year-old Palestinian refugee succumbed to a lung cancer that infected his body. Other cancer-stricken patients have been left without treatment

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

12-02-2019

A 19-year-old Palestinian refugee sheltered in Rif Dimashq was tortured to death in Syria’s state-run Sednaya military prison, north of Damascus, where he had been jailed for over three years. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,729 Palestinian refugees in

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

12-02-2019

Over 325 displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin, continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has overwhelmed the region. The families lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

12-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped on January 15, 2015. He is a native of Ein AlZaytoun village

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. Displaced Palestinian families called on UNRWA to take urgent steps in order to reconstruct the destroyed homes

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

11-02-2019

The Russian private military contracting company Vegacy Strategic Services Ltd was recently photographed training members of the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Aleppo. Similar photos have been posted and shared on Russian Facebook pages. A few days

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

11-02-2019

An e-campaign launched by German activists to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia, has garnered 30,300

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Shukri Muhammed AlNaji has been held in a Syrian government prison for the fourth consecutive year. He was kidnapped from Khirbet AlShiyab in Rif Dimashq on February 10, 2015. He is a resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

10-02-2019

As the Syrian war draws to an end, refugees are being encouraged to return home by the countries to which they have fled. Those who do so, however, are finding the persecution that caused them to flee has not gone

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

10-02-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in such southern Damascus towns as Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the price hike, steep rental fees, and high rates of unemployment. Palestinians are forced to

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

10-02-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan called for an emergency gathering at the UNRWA office in Amman to urge the agency to meet their demands. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have railed against

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

10-02-2019

Palestinian student Salma Abdul Razak, enrolled at the Architectural Engineering University in Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government penitentiaries. Born on March 30, 1990, Salma fled Yarmouk Camp after it was struck with Mig fighter jets

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

09-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

09-02-2019

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) announced the end of its armed mission in AlSuweida Desert, south of Syria, where it has fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias. According to AGPS data, 33 PLA fighters were killed in

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

09-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh Shakosh has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate has

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

09-02-2019

Turkish coast guards rescued 13 migrants off Bodrum coast, west of Turkey, attempting to reach Greece. Turksih sources said they received a cry for help by phone at nightfall minutes before the boat was expected to drown due to a

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, was tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons. Atieyh’s death brings the number of Palestinians who died under torture in Syrian state prisons to 569, according to AGPS data.

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

08-02-2019

15 PLA members were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk Camp on July 30, 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed, from Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 2, 2014. Over 1,724 Palestinian detainees have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government jails, among them 108 women and girls.

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

08-02-2019

A free medical week has been launched at AlRa’i Hospital in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday. Free medical check-ups will be provided to ophthalmology patients regardless of their nationalities, from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Patients

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

07-02-2019

Burying their deceased beloved ones has become a nightmarish quest for Palestinians taking refuge in and around Yarmouk Camp. The refugees find it too difficult to secure a burial spot due to a shortage of land and soaring tomb prices

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

07-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ahmad AlJebali, affiliated with the Free Palestine Movement, died of wounds he sustained in clashes against ISIS militias in Yarmouk Camp, prior to the government takeover of the camp on May 21, 2018. AGPS documented the death

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Right to Education

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Right to Education

07-02-2019

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers. The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

07-02-2019

Mu’awiya AlHaji who was released from a Syrian government prison said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk, in jail. AlHaji said the refugee was transferred to the Sednaya military prison, in Rif Dimashq

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

07-02-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon and the International Committee of the Red Cross embarked on a campaign to take down the names of persons suffering from war injuries and gunshot wounds in Lebanon. Wounded persons who

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

06-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 97 Palestinian residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq since the outbreak of deadly hostilities in Syria until January 2019. The list includes 20 Palestinians who died under shelling, 62 who were fatally gunned

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-02-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have run out of and gas and fuel reserves urgently needed for heating and cooking. Speaking with AGPS, the residents said they registered their names on the line-up list months ago

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

06-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies and food boxes donated by the European AlWafa Campaign to displaced families north of Syria. Some 2,200 Palestinian and Syrian families benefited from the measure, which

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

06-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mirvat Kablawi, from AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the fourth consecutive year. Mirvat was arrested at a government-run checkpoint in AlHusainiya Camp on September 6, 2015

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

05-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

05-02-2019

A petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel Anwar AlAlabi, urging local authorities to smooth the return of displaced families to their homes. The 200-page petition, signed by 3,000 residents of Yarmouk

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

05-02-2019

A smart bus stop was installed by civil society representatives from the so-called Umniyah Project, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, and UNICEF. Volunteer students installed lighting kit and USB devices to charge mobile phones at the new

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

05-02-2019

Ex-detainee Mu’awiya AlHaji said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in a Syrian state prison. The ex-prisoner said Abdul Fattah was transferred from Branch 291 to the Sednaya military prison, north of

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

04-02-2019

German activists embarked on an e-campaign seeking to garner signatures to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

04-02-2019

Civilians and rescue teams from AFAD charity removed the body of Palestinian refugee Ali Hasan Amer, nicknamed Abu Hasan AlDabou, from Afrin river,  separating Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Afrin outskirts, north of Syria. Ali, aged 19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

04-02-2019

The family of Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January 9, 2016 in

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

04-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. Some 600 families, among them 325 Palestinian families, have been taking refuge in the

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Sameh Daqaq has been detained by the German authorities pending her deportation to the eastern European country of Lativia, where her family were first granted asylum, before they headed for Germany. The German authorities rebuffed the family’s appeals

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

03-02-2019

Military courses were held by the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo. Commander of Liwaa AlQuds, Muhammad AlSaid, accompanied by gunmen, toured the camp and inspected the conditions of the

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing her

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

03-02-2019

A rally was staged by Palestinian factions in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in solidarity with detainees in Israeli occupation jails. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to sound distress signals

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

02-02-2019

Dozens of Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. Palestinian women have also been subjected to abrupt searches and exhaustive questioning at military checkpoints

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

02-02-2019

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in T’seil, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, continue to launch cries for help over the exacerbated socio-economic conditions they have been enduring. Palestinian families have called on all concerned parties, including UNRWA and the Palestine

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

02-02-2019

Head of the PLO’s Department of Refugee Affairs, Ahmad Abu Holi, said he will reach out to the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami AlHamdlallah, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in order to urge them to implement the cabinet decision

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

02-02-2019

A wool exhibition was staged by popular factions in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. Traditional textile designs were put on display during the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Youssef Hajres, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces as he passed through AlSoumariya checkpoint, near Damascus. His condition and whereabouts have gone mysterious. He is the father of

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Issa AlHourani has been held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Issa, born in 1982, was kidnapped by pro-government forces in Daraa AlBalad in Syria in November 2013. His family continues to appeal for

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

01-02-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria said displaced families will soon get access to their homes in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, sometime soon. Local authorities in Damascus governorate have just finalized examining ownership documents of 4,000 residents following a survey

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

01-02-2019

Over 17,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have been categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and exacerbated living conditions. The majority of the Palestinians from Syria entered Jordan through irregular means as a result of